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- Karen DeYoung senior diplomatic correspondent, The Washington Post.
- Col. Douglas Macgregor U.S. Army-Retired, decorated combat veteran, senior vice president at Potomac League, LLC, and author of "Warrior's Rage: The Great Tank Battle of 73 Easting."
- Richard Fontaine senior fellow for the Center for a New American Security. He previously served as foreign policy advisor to Senator John McCain. He has worked at the State Department, and on the staffs of both the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committee.
- Amb. Richard Haass president, Council on Foreign Relations and author of "A War of Necessity, War of Choice: A Memoir of Two Iraq Wars"
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